Canada. Old Age Security Programs

Site: Canada. Old Age Security Programs

Service: Old Age Security Program - Guaranteed Income Supplement

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Record #: OAK0206 Last Full Update: 26 Sep 2014
Agency and Service Names
Alternate NameGIS ; Old Age Pension ; ServiceCanada
Contact Information
Toll Free Phone1-800-277-9914
TDD Phone1-800-255-4786
Social MediaTwitter Twitter, YouTube YouTube
Agency Information
Parent Agency NameCanada. Old Age Security Programs
Legal Status(40) Federal Government
Service Information
Description (Service)The Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) provides a monthly non-taxable benefit to Old Age Security (OAS) recipients who have a low income and are living in Canada. 
* to be eligible for the GIS benefit, you must be receiving the Old Age Security pension and meet the certain income requirements 
* if eligible, payments will be added to your Old Age Security pension payment each month 
* recipients must re-apply annually for the Guaranteed Income Supplement benefit by filing an income statement or by completing an income tax return by April 30th 
* the amount of monthly payments determined for the year may increase or decrease according to reported changes in a recipient's yearly income  
For a list of OAS/GIS/GAINS payments, see the GAINS Benefit Rate Tables
See website for rates and full details of the program. 
Local offices for further information:  
Burlington Service Canada Office 
Georgetown Service Canada Office 
Milton Service Canada Office 
Oakville Service Canada Office 
HoursTelephone agents Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm 
Automated Telephone Information system Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas ServedHalton Region
EligibilityAges: 65 year(s) and up 
To receive GIS benefit, a person must be receiving an OAS pension. The yearly income of the applicant or, in the case of a couple, the combined income of the applicant and spouse, may not exceed certain limits. Application forms are forwarded automatically to persons receiving Old Age Security. 
See website for more details on criteria for eligibility.
ApplicationYou must apply in writing for the GIS * complete and mail the Guaranteed Income Supplement or Statement of Income for the Allowance or Allowance for the Survivor application form (ISP-3025) for the payment year that applies to you * you will find this form on the Service Canada Forms page * or call 1-800-277-9914 (TTY 1-800-255-4786) 
You must re-apply annually for the GIS by filing an income statement or by completing an income tax return by April 30. 
LanguagesEnglish ; French
Site Information
Located In CommunityGreater Toronto Area
Mailing Addressc/o Service Canada 
PO Box 5100 
Station D 
Scarborough, ON M1R 5C8
AccessibilityFully Accessible - Service Canada Centres
Additional Service Sites
Taxonomy and Classification
Service CategoriesGuaranteed Income Supplement ; Old Age Security Program
Other Details
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